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Monday, 27 June 2011

Less is More - Its a sketch

Lovey Sketch that Mandi and Chrissie have  given us to play with from Less is More

I liked this sketch so much I did 2 cards one norm and a Xmas one

Card one

Item used
Ribbon - hobby craft
Toppers - magazine freebie
Pearls - also Hobby craft


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Card 2


Item used
Not alot again lol
Letters - my stash
Ribbon - Hobbycraft
Oh a bit of glue and tape to stick things lol


Just Magnolia - Butterfly

Over at Just Magnolia they had us all flutter with a butterfly theme . And they are spoling us with 2 sponsors who are Quixotic Paperie and The Ribbon Girl.

Really love themes like this as mean I can get all my very girlie goodies out.


Items used
paper - magazine freebie
flower stamp round the edge - my stash - which I coloured with saurka pens
tilda with wings - coloured with PM's
Flowers - wild orchids
buttefly stickers - Anita's

Winter Wonderland - Pink and more pink

This time at Winter Wonderland they gave us quiet a different colour theme for Xmas a pink one .
And they have Simon Say Stamp who are offering £15 voucher to use on their site.

Think I went a bit mad with the theme as there is alot of pink so you might need shades to look at it as its bit bright sorry lol.


items used
Card base - Crafters companion
glitter paper - craft time
message - kanban
snowflake punch - Joanna Sheen
pearls - hobby craft
Image - my stash - sorry cant remember who its by as had it a while.
Other paper used on image - my stash


See I did warn you it was very pink LOL

Totally Gorjuss - challenge 86 - ribbons and lace

Wow what a lovely theme Totally Gorjuss have set us well I think its lovely - ribbons and lace. And they also have a lovely sponsor fantastic ribbons  .

I just love ribbon and lace so had so much fun doing my card and I also made a ribbon rose flower which I have not done for ages so loved doing that to. As well as playing with my fave Kanban kit.

OK I wont ramble to long and will get on and show you my card and say what I used.


Items used
Card and topper - kanban cats kit - QVC
Lace and flowers - wild orchids
ribbon - my own stash which I made into a ribbon flower


Monday, 20 June 2011

Winter Wonderland - Xmas Flowers

Over at Winter Wonderland this time they wanted to have Xmas flowers on our cards and when I found my image I thought yay perfecto for the this theme .
We have a fab prize for this weeks challenge from Crafty Emma's Store
Very pretty prize eh


Items used
Green card - docrafts
Chipboard flowers - my stash which I embossed with red glitter I also embossed the edge round the topper which is from a old Xmas card , so love the image
Ribbon - hobbycrafts
message - kanban
white flowers - wild orchids

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Not sure If I want to be giving this  card away as I like it so much lol.
Ok I wont ramble on , thanks for looking
Nicky x

Less Is More - Monogram

At 1st I thought I was going to struggle with the theme of monogram that Less Is More that Mandi and Chrissie had set us , but after looking at the other fab entries that the other limettes had done my mojo finally got a idea , so just hope its OK as cant be in the bad books lol.








Items I used on my card
8x8 card - Joanna Sheen - love this size of card
scallop circle was done using a spellbinders die on the cuttlebug , which I inked - my stash
Letter from the cute companions CD - crafters companion
flowers - wild orchids

I went with the letter F for flowers and its also my friend Fiona 's b day so thought the 2 would go well together as she loves flowers

As always love feedback , but remember don't be to mean lol

Wild Orchid Challenge - Shabby chic friendship

Well its another lovely theme from Wild Orhcid Challenge of Shabby Chic Friendship , and to me that made me think of doing a card with a cat on it as they are my 2 are my friends and also have lots of friends that like cats. Just hope I got the shabby bit right for it as was nt fully sure what it involved .

OK I wont ramble on to much and will show you the fab prize from Wild Orchids Crafts

And for my card I went with a fold back style as have 'nt done one for ages probably because I feel I don't get them right .


Items used
card and topper - kanban cats kit
flowers and lace which I coloured with a promarker are from wild orchids


Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and Swirls

This time at Totally Gorjuss they wanted us to have pearls and swirls on cards . And yet again I ve gone for my woodland kit as it lends it hand to so many themes esp this one , for my swirls I drew them on as don't have any swirls keep meaning to get some but other things crop up or fall into my basket lol.

And the sponsor for this month is the fab Simon says stamp who are offering a £10 voucher to use on their site :-)

Items used
DL card - docrafts - not a size I norm go for but found it went well with the topper
Card and Topper - kanban woodland kit QVC
Pearls my own stash - the swirl I drew

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Try It on Tuesday - flutteryby tag

This time its a tag theme again at Try It on Tuesday but they wanted butterflies to be on it , and lucky for me I just brought some tags to play with . So off I went for a play and have ended up with something which is nor normally my style.
See not me at all , have gone all dark with my colours well expect the lemon colour tag lol.

I used a stamp from docrafts and some gold sakura pen to highlight some parts
The butterfly is also from docrafts which I used Tim holtz inks on and some glitter glue oh a bit of embossing powder on the edges.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Winter Wonderland - swirls and pearls

OK so its time to go a bit wintery again this week , mind you with all the rain we have been having it feels like its getting that way . So at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have some swirls and pearls on our card / project.
For some reason I don't have much things with swirls so will have to remedy that but oh boy do I have pearls so love them.
So to get round my swirl problem I used one of my embossing folders which has some swirls on it so hope that fits the theme OK.


Items used
docrafts - bauble folder
Promarkers to colour
large pearls - Joanna Sheen
Small pearls - wild orchids
peel off message - my stash


osssp naughty me nearly forgot the sponsor which is
delicious doodles

Less Is More - one layer - frame

OK so its another mojo shove again for from Mandi and Chrissie at Less Is More this time they wanted us to use a frame round our image but all to be one layer . Easy you might say but not for me to try and do a frame and to remember lots of white space was a tricky one for me , so only did the one card . So as normal please let me know what you think.

The items I used on my card are a nestie die to draw round to get the frame shape , the stamp was a magazine freebie sorry can not remember which one as got it ages OK and its 1st outing naughty me lol , and of course promarkers where used to colour


was not sure if it need a message or not ?

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 84 - Flower Power

Over at Totally Gorjuss this week they wanted us to go all groovy with some flower power and what girl dose nt like flowers .
And the sponsor for this week is crafters companion who are offering a £10 voucher to use on their site , which will be very handy for winning as know they are due a lovely new CD .


think I went a bit flower mad on my card as just realised the pattered card has flowers on it lol
OK items I ve sued
flowers - wild orchids
brads and ribbon - my stash
toppers , card and borders - all from woodland kit by kanban
gems - docrafts

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inside pic

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Wild Orchids Challenge - A Sketch

This time at Wild Orchids Challenge they had a fun sketch to follow
And yet again a fab prize from Wild Orchids Crafts

Wow looks lovely

OK I wont ramble on , I ll show you my card and say what I used



So the goodies I uses are
Blue card and topper ossp forgot the message  - Kanban cats kit - QVC
Patterned paper - DCWV - Linen range
Ribbon - Docrafts
Flowers of course are from wild orchids

Try It On Tuesday - Werid and Wonderfull

When I saw the theme for us this week at Try It On Tuesday I went straight for my Joanna Sheen Cd , Enchanted dreams as it seemed to me to got just right for the theme of WEIRD and Wonderful.

And as its card for this weeks challenge we have One Stop Cards as the sponsor with a £10 voucher to use on their site.


Items used
card and message - crafters companion
flowers and bird - hobby craft
twitter border punch - x cut
image and paper - Joanna Sheen - Enchanted dreams CD

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Silly me realised that I had done the card the wrong way for opening so who ever gets it will have a giggle lol.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Winter Wonderland - Xmasy Food

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have the theme of Xmas's food on our projects so hope mine fits the bill OK as got the idea from my image from Kate one of their Dt members hope that's OK Kate .
And the sponsor for this week is Sassy Studio Designs who is offering the winner a choice of 4 digi stamps .


Items used
backing paper - Joanna Sheen - House Mouse CD
Decoupage and Message - Happy Hopper also from Joanna Sheen
Green card and Mirri card my stash

Less Is More - Monochorme

This time at Less Is More we have a colour theme of monochrome and we also have a treat of sponsor who is Wax Fruit Company  and they are offering A £20 voucher to use on their site.
I am just hoping that Mandi and Chrissie , think my 2 efforts are OK as think I understood the them OK , if not guess I ll have to play again and what a shame that would be lol.

Card 1


stamp - hero arts
different shades of blue ink pads my stash - but some reason it all looks the same blue

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card 2


Mat and stamp - Humphrey's corner - crafters companion
bow - docrafts
hope I am allowed to get away with the grey for the skin tone all other are different shades of yellow promarker

CC Monthly Blog Challenge - here comes summer

Well this is my 2nd time writing this out as silly me pressed the wrong button - yes I am plum as my family would say lol.
So we have the theme of here come summer from CC Monthly Blog Challenge , but today it seems more like Autumn as its chilly willy .
We also have the fab Sara offering a £30 voucher as the month's prize to spend on her site.


For my card I kept it simple as did nt want to take away from the image.4
Paper and decoupage - Humphrey's Corner CD
Blue card and message - my stash